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Houston officer Steve Perez drowns while heading to work

Veteran Houston police Sgt. Steve Perez was hell-bent on doing his job amid the perils of Tropical Storm Harvey — and it killed him.

The 34-year cop’s body was found Tuesday around 8:20 a.m. by a team of divers assigned the grim task of locating the fallen hero, a tearful Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

The officer’s concerned wife had urged him to just stay home Sunday morning.

“She tells me, ‘I told him not to go to work. I really didn’t want him to go,’” recounted Acevedo. “And his response was, ‘We’ve got work to do.’”

Veteran Houston police Sgt. Steve Perez was hell-bent on doing his job amid the perils of Tropical Storm Harvey — and it killed him.

The 34-year cop’s body was found Tuesday around 8:20 a.m. by a team of divers assigned the grim task of locating the fallen hero, a tearful Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

The officer’s concerned wife had urged him to just stay home Sunday morning.

“She tells me, ‘I told him not to go to work. I really didn’t want him to go,’” recounted Acevedo. “And his response was, ‘We’ve got work to do.’”

Source: Houston officer Steve Perez drowns while heading to work – NY Daily News